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African players speak out over George Floyd death

Morocco international Achraf Hakimi celebrated his goal for Dortmund by paying tribute to George Floyd. Achraf Hakimi is among several African sportsmen to show support for the late African-American George Floyd after the Morocco international scored in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1…

Arsenal yet to offer new deal to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid Chelsea links

Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and have not offered the Gabon international an extension to his current deal, according to ESPN. The 30-year-old has around 13 months to run on his existing deal at the…

How COVID-19 forced Chinese club to hands off on Ighalo

Odion Ighalo’s Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, yesterday admitted that the ‘uncertainty’ around when foreigners will be allowed to return to China after the coronavirus crisis played a part in their decision to allow him to extend his loan deal with…

COVID-19: ‘I’ve never felt so ill in my entire life’ – Gabby Agbonlahor

Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has revealed he “never felt so ill” in his entire life after contracting coronavirus. The Villa academy graduate was struck down with Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days in March, but he has now made…

16 test positive for COVID-19 in Brazilian club

Brazilian first division side Vasco da Gama have announced that 16 of their players have tested positive for COVID-19. The club from Rio de Janeiro tested 350 members of staff, including players and coaches, Vasco’s medical director Marcos Teixeira said…

Messi’s Barcelona exit clause expires

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit clause, which could have seen him leave the Nou Camp for free this summer, has expired. The clause – part of the four-year deal that the Argentina star signed in 2017 – expired on Sunday May…

N-Power and Sadiya Farouk’s detractors – Emma Agu

In my early days as editor, one day, as I agonised openly over what I had considered was a misreading of my intentions leading, at times, to hostility towards me, my colleague Tony Nzotta, asked me to come over to…

Majek Fashek is dead

Nigerian music legend and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. He was 57. His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle. “Today been having pressure calls, well it…

My Pipu! Prevention is better than cure and HIV is still real, o – Lucia Edafioka

There is something we see in almost every part of Lagos; men sitting opposite each other, one cutting the other one’s hair, or shaving off beards, with crude instruments. The other day I was waiting for a cab somewhere in…

*Ex-oil firm engineer jailed for raping tenant’s niece (Punch) *Computer village traders protest against harassment, extortion by market leaders (Guardian)

Ex-oil firm engineer jailed for raping tenant’s niece (Punch) Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, on Monday, sentenced a former ExxonMobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years’ imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece. Onuoha…

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